Thursday, May 5th, 2011

Call of Duty: Black Ops

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“Pop Culture is everywhere.  Zombies are the newest craze to take over horror culture, now that vampires have died down a bit.  The University of Baltimore is now offering a course called Zombie 101. Zombies were featured on an episode of Glee as well as many other TV shows.  The most popular downloadable content for a video game this past year has been Red Dead Redemption – the zombie pack.  Yesterday, the download “Escalation” for the most popular Game of the Year, Call of Duty: Black Ops came featuring zombies with plenty of celebrity guest appearances and directed by Mr. Zombie, George Romero. 

A)  If you REFLECT on pop culture, Why do you think America has this sudden fascination with zombies? 

B)  If  Zombies and zombie movies have been around for 50 years, how have advances in technology changed Zombies and made them more interesting now?”

C)  Even though Black Ops is already a popular game, why do you think this zombie download will make it more popular/less popular? 

(You MUST write 5 sentences or you will get ZERO CREDIT)


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  1. (Melissaa Felixx]*
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:18:25

    A.] i think they have a big fascination on zombies because it gives you adrenaline and excited to see whats going to happen next.

    B.]they look more interesting because the technology now makes them look more realistic so then your like thinking what if they are real?

    C.] i think it will make it more popular , more game


    • mrsteedsclass
      May 05, 2011 @ 09:01:52

      2 – how does seeing zombies give people adrenaline? How will the zombies make the game more popular?


  2. shane starkey 1st
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:21:39

    A) i think people are so inlove with zombies becuase they are featured in alot of movies or games. and they are real popular or give people that agenerlin rush they like .
    b) they become more realilistic and life like in all he games and movies . they also scare people alot and some people like bein scared .
    c) it will be more popular because they are fun to fight against and they are real life like .


    • mrsteedsclass
      May 05, 2011 @ 09:05:17

      2 – Why are zombies featured alot? What is it people like about them?


      • shane starkey 1st
        May 05, 2011 @ 09:14:09

        zombies are featured alot becuase hey are cool and they never die and people admir that . they came from the dead and rised again and people like that .

  3. shaelyn waller
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:22:02

    A.) Because there cool and there kill people and there like a walking dead person who is scary and bloody all over.
    B.)It has changed by making them more fun because back in the old people
    days they had those little machines that you have to go to the arcade and play but now you can get the came on your own game system.
    C.) It will make it more poplar because you wont really have to go out and buy the game if you have an computer, and most kids use the computer more than anything so if you can download it then it will make it more poplar.


    • mrsteedsclass
      May 05, 2011 @ 09:06:39

      3 – so why do you think people like zombies because of the reasons from part A.


      • shaelyn waller
        May 05, 2011 @ 09:13:25

        because people like scary stuff and people like blood that’s why all the zombie movies are scary because that’s what people like

  4. Amber Daniels
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:22:37

    A) I Don’t Know……..I Guess People Are Soo Fascinated With Zombies Because Vampires Are Boring & Zombies Are Alot Cooler ???

    B) Well, Zombies Are ALOT faster Now & They Can Swim ….


    • mrsteedsclass
      May 05, 2011 @ 09:08:09

      2 – Why are zombies cooler? What happened to part C? Do you think adding zombies to this game will make it more popular?


  5. ☺♥☻Taya R. Barber☻♥☺
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:26:14

    A.) I don’t really know. I’m not really in to the whole zombie thing. I’m not a big fan. I really wouldn’t know why people would have such a sudden change of heart. If I had to guess it would be because things like special effects are so advance now and people would like it more now.

    B.) Things that have advanced is special effects, the way people do hair and makeup, and things like the movies aren’t as corny as they were along time ago. I think like 50 years ago movies were probably really fake. So now how we have the movie, zombie movies, it is more real therefor more popular now.

    C.) Boy’s like video games and zombies. since black ops is already popular, combining it with this will make it even more interesting to them, and more popular.


  6. juan
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:28:16

    A) because most movies have zombies in it and games. and people are starting to believe that ghost are real.

    B)They make the zombies look more real and have more characteristics to them and more blood also there scarier.

    C)because you can play more than one game on it.


  7. joseph campbell
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:30:15

    A)because people think that they are cool

    B)that they can run brake though anything

    C)so that they can have something to do and so that they don’t get bored


  8. Garry Foley
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:31:02

    A.) I think people are likiing zombies so much because they are invalved in very popular video games like call of duty black ops and because the zombies are starting to be in movies

    B.) I think the special effects and make up on the zombies in the movies has made them look better and that has had a advantage to make people like them better than any other horror films

    C.) I think it will make black ops more popular by adding zombies because its just fun to play like that especially when you are a beginner on the game it makes it easy


  9. Jasmine Joy Skinner:)
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:31:21

    A)Because zombies look so cool. they like to play games with people killing zombies. The way they make the game looks make people wasn’t the game even more.
    B)The more technology the more the zombies look more really. The technology makes the movies/games of zombies look cool and really.
    C)It will make it more popular,Because people love black ops so much they will anything.


  10. {*♥Sierra Valentine♥*}
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:32:18

    A.) because people think their cool and they keep you on the edge of your seat ! because you never know whats gonna happen next.

    B.) thee graphics are sick these days ! so they can make zombies do almost anything fly, run, jump, skip, etc;

    C.) because people love zombies their the hottest thing on the gaming market


  11. Miami Smothers
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:32:46

    A. Well i really don’t know why people are now having the fascination with zombies. I think because they are really cool and they like kill people and stuff.

    B. The graphics make them look more real and the H.D. option now is great. you can actually see they look real and it has better picture quality.

    C. It will make it more popular because it is the attraction right now, which means it could go good or it can go bad but I think it will go good because it is already popular and one more thing to make it better will make it even more popular so nobody has anything to worry about.


  12. Miami Smothers
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:33:17

    A. Well i really don’t know why people are now having the fascination with zombies. I think because they are really cool and they like kill people and stuff.

    B. The graphics make them look more real and the H.D. option now is great. you can actually see they look real and it has better picture quality.

    C. It will make it more popular because it is the attraction right now, which means it could go good or it can go bad but I think it will go good because it is already popular and one more thing to make it better will make it even more popular so nobody has anything to worry about.


    • mrsteedsclass
      May 05, 2011 @ 09:00:08

      3 – Nice call on the HD graphics on people’s TV nowadays. Are zombies more popular than vampires right now?


      • Miami Smothers
        May 05, 2011 @ 09:15:03

        Well I think that they are cause there isn’t any vampire games there is more zombies then vampire things out there, and also movies are coming out zombie movies not vampire movies.

  13. Kaylinn Roby (Chris Brown)
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:34:43

    A). People probably like zombies s0 much because there different i guess. There dead humans. Mostly boys are fascinated with games and zombies. I don’t really know cause i don’t care too much about video games. The special effects are probably good too, and people who like blood, probably enjoy watching humans get attacked by zombies.

    B). Technology has made zombies more interesting because its more realistic. It looks more real, & its graphic.

    C). I think its going to make it less popular because people will enjoy the zombie games, and just kinda not really think about the black ops that much anymore. Im sure people will still play it, but they might like the zombie games just a little more. But i dont know cause im not a big fan of video games.


  14. austin tucker
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:35:28

    A). people just like this kinda stuff the blood the gore and just killing things like zombies. i play it all the time on black ops i just like to play its fun wants you play it for a while.

    B). because the technology we have today makes it look more realistic and looks better when you put it in a movie or a game.

    C). more popular because alot of people buy map packs so and people play zombies and there will be alot more buying and playing this game alot more.


    • mrsteedsclass
      May 05, 2011 @ 08:47:22

      3 – Even though the game was already popular, do you think the addition of zombies will MAKE people want to buy this download?


  15. Destiny Scholtz (:
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:37:20

    A. I think the reason why people fascination with zombies is because they like the effects. Also, it could be because most movies are based off of zombies and finally they made a video game about them so it became so popular.

    B. I think it became popular because each year zombies could of been more popular each year. Also, a long time (50-years) it looked really fake and not scary but now they improved zombies, movies, video games etc; about zombies.

    C. I think it will become more popular if they will improve the game more with more effects or better options. It will also become more popular because lots of people like that game and if they do improve on the game then it will be even more popular if a lot more people like it.


  16. Kayla Shelburne
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:44:24

    A. People are fascinated in zombies because they are so popular and cool to see in movies. People are so creative with the different make up’s and designing clothes they make for them. Just makes the movie look good.

    B. Advance in technology have made zombies more popular because now the directors of movies can use cool technology affects to use in the movie for the zombie to play in the movie. That’s what grabs people’s attention. It makes the movie more interesting. Having most people jump out their seats because they will make the zombie pop up in the weirdest places.

    C. Zombie download will become more popular because it’s just like call of duty. Both games include the gun and you are shooting people. That’s what makes people buy the game. They like the experience to shoot people with the gun on the game.


  17. Pamela Goodin
    May 05, 2011 @ 08:49:54

    A. I think Americas sudden fascination with zombies is because when your playing a zombie game you can take all your bad feelings and your anger out on the game. I think the reason people are so fascinated with zombie movies is because they scare you so much that it takes your mind off of real life problems and it kind of takes you into a type of fantasy world because zombies are not real, and these movies and games are fun and cool and super animated!

    B. Technology has changed zombies over the last 50 years and made them more interesting now because it looks like your really in the t.v. because the animation and some 3D. It all makes everything look so real and its even better with surround sound it makes you feel like everything is really happening!

    C. I think they will become more popular because you wont have to go to the store and buy it, you can just download it from your computer.


  18. Rachel likes cats
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:10:12

    A.) Zombies are awesome, it’s interesting to see a walking corpse with a lust for flesh. And it’s fun to kill them.

    B.) They now look more realistic and horrifying witch makes them cooler.

    C.) More zombies more fun!!!


  19. steven
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:10:36

    A. People are fascinated in zombies because when you kill people you get all of your anger out and so u wont be mad any more because thats what i do when i mad
    B.because now the zombies look so real and they add all the details to what they think it look like
    C.because the graphics are very good and that makes people wanna buy the stuff like the first one it was fun


  20. Claresheaa' Welchh . < / 3
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:11:43

    A ; i Think America has this sudden fascination with zombies because , When you are playing a Zombie game , and you have been angry at something or someone all day , and you play a Zombie game you can take your feelings out by playing a game m because most of the time when you are playing Zombie games you are killing other Zombies.

    B ; Zombies have changed over 50 Years , And now they have different features , they are more interesting now and days . Most of the time they look 3D.

    C ; I Think they will become more popular because you want have to go to a game store and buy it. you can just hop on your computer and download it ,


  21. obed bautista
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:13:22

    A) i don’t know why i think its because of the movies and the games that come out like Nazi zombies or black ops.

    B) now they look more realistic the games look better it could come on ps3 move which would make it a bit more realistic.

    C) it will be more popular because you can download it and not pay.


  22. teaira swazya
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:13:52

    A) I think people have this fascination because some people think they are cool.

    B) It will make it more fun because back in the old days people didnt have all the technology we have now an we have all this now an zombie are now interesting.

    C) I think it will become more popular because kids will play it more.


  23. Jonathan Davis
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:14:21

    A) I say that it is just new because people think about today’s technology thinking that they could use it to make zombies. In other countries, they celebrate the dead thinking they would rise back.

    B) In movies and games, the effects of Hollywood make the zombies bloodier and more life like. People seem to enjoy seeing a bunch of dead guys attacking about 5 survivors.

    C) Just like the First Strike pack, it makes people have more to do in the game. Multiplayer and campaign seem to not have effect as much as zombies do. That can be a game itself and people also needed more zombie levels anyway because Kino and other places started to get too noticed and made it boring to play for some people.


  24. Je$$ica
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:17:19

    a) i think so because people know a days like the undead and like gore, blood and guts and stuff like that like me
    b) they would make real people look like a picture of a zombie and make it look real
    c) i think it would make it more popular because people like to play killing games and people like to kill zombies and like zombies so they put them together and you have a zombie killing game
    i really hate this game i think it is lame but my opinion


  25. Juan Fuentes
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:19:00

    A) its that people are starting to think its cool so the make games with it.

    B)Because in the games the make like stories like in the game undead nightmare that makes it interesting.

    C)it will be more popular because its free so it makes it better.


  26. beckham herron
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:20:42

    A.) People are fascinated with Zombies because they look really cool. Also, because they kill many different things and while playing these type of games it is interesting and keeps you busy.

    B.) Advances of technology have changed the look of zombies because the new tv’s are high tech. Also because if 3d movies too.

    C.) I think it will become more popular because black ops get kind of old while playing it too much. So once the zombie download comes out the kids will play that instead of black ops!


  27. jesse
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:26:23

    A. zombies are starting to take interest because people want to see them. plus with the black ops zombies so popular they need to make more to keep people happy.

    B. with a big advancement in technology they can make them make more realistic and cool. also with details to perfections with cool ways of death.

    C. well with new maps and new guns it will make gamers busy with time to spend trying to beat it with the fact of finding all rooms in the process. so basically trying to beat the game


  28. Anonymous
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:32:12

    A. because America wants cool things and apparently zombies are cool.
    B. im not so sure old things are cool again
    C. more popular because it will be a fresh new story and new multiplayer mission online.


  29. Johnathon wood
    May 05, 2011 @ 11:32:40

    A. because its a fase every one is liking zombies since werewolfs and vampires are dying away so they go for an alternitave.

    B. because it actually looks real people tend to draw crowds to a more dire and realistic movie.

    C. because people people like black ops already is already a populer game so they take any thing that goes with it.


  30. Amani Marshman
    May 09, 2011 @ 09:07:34




  31. nick williams
    May 10, 2011 @ 08:46:27

    A) Because most movies have killing and zombies in them.


    C)Because you can download it


  32. alexis jarboe:)
    May 10, 2011 @ 11:40:05

    a) well they are interesting t some people not e though but like they are entertaining fr people who like that kind of stuff.

    b) because they make them look realistic and real make it very hard to tell weather if there fake or real that’s probably why there always pg13 or something!

    c)because you an have it whenever you want


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